Period
to 12 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 695 655 652
Rank change year-on-year -40 -3 -9
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 155 364 513
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.32% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.45% 2.12% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 106 319 356
10th Percentile £38,125 £32,000 £35,625
25th Percentile £50,313 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £76,875 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £84,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% +5.26% -1.04%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 10,695 17,131 22,725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.96% 15.09% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 8,145 13,689 17,689
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IPsec.

Salary trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Salary histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 12 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -59 147 £60,000 +9.09% 29
UK excluding London +32 93 £60,000 +20.00% 22
London -17 54 £62,500 - 9
South East +46 38 £50,000 -4.76% 5
Work from Home -110 26 £75,000 +25.00% 7
North of England +45 23 £60,000 +34.83% 5
East of England +50 13 £77,500 +40.91% 1
North West +43 12 £60,000 +18.49%
Midlands +37 11 £77,500 +93.75% 5
Yorkshire +19 11 £60,000 +54.84% 5
West Midlands +34 10 £77,500 +61.61% 4
South West -24 9 £57,000 +52.00% 4
Scotland +13 5 £75,000 +275.00% 1
Wales - 2 £37,500 -
East Midlands +23 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, IT jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 126 (81.29%) Firewall
2 113 (72.90%) VPN
3 108 (69.68%) Cisco
4 94 (60.65%) BGP
5 80 (51.61%) OSPF
6 74 (47.74%) Cisco Certification
7 66 (42.58%) CCNP
8 57 (36.77%) Linux
8 57 (36.77%) Network Security
9 54 (34.84%) DNS
10 52 (33.55%) WAN
11 47 (30.32%) MPLS
12 45 (29.03%) LAN
13 39 (25.16%) Windows
14 38 (24.52%) Wireless
14 38 (24.52%) AWS
15 37 (23.87%) DHCP
15 37 (23.87%) SSL
16 36 (23.23%) TCP/IP
16 36 (23.23%) Palo Alto
17 35 (22.58%) Data Centre
17 35 (22.58%) Azure
17 35 (22.58%) VoIP
18 32 (20.65%) Juniper
19 31 (20.00%) Python
20 29 (18.71%) Network Design
21 28 (18.06%) VLAN
21 28 (18.06%) Cisco ASA
21 28 (18.06%) ITIL
21 28 (18.06%) Internet

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.87%) MS Exchange
1 6 (3.87%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.23%) Apache
2 5 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.58%) nginx
4 3 (1.94%) Confluence
5 2 (1.29%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (7.74%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.87%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 38 (24.52%) AWS
2 35 (22.58%) Azure
3 25 (16.13%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (9.68%) GCP
5 7 (4.52%) GitHub
6 6 (3.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (3.87%) IaaS
6 6 (3.87%) Route 53
6 6 (3.87%) Slack
7 5 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (3.23%) AWS Direct Connect
7 5 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.58%) PaaS
9 2 (1.29%) SaaS
10 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 126 (81.29%) Firewall
2 113 (72.90%) VPN
3 94 (60.65%) BGP
4 80 (51.61%) OSPF
5 57 (36.77%) Network Security
6 54 (34.84%) DNS
7 52 (33.55%) WAN
8 47 (30.32%) MPLS
9 45 (29.03%) LAN
10 38 (24.52%) Wireless
11 37 (23.87%) DHCP
11 37 (23.87%) SSL
12 36 (23.23%) TCP/IP
13 35 (22.58%) VoIP
14 28 (18.06%) Cisco ASA
14 28 (18.06%) Internet
14 28 (18.06%) VLAN
15 23 (14.84%) EIGRP
16 21 (13.55%) SNMP
17 19 (12.26%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.23%) MySQL
2 4 (2.58%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.94%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (5.16%) GitLab
2 7 (4.52%) SonarQube
3 4 (2.58%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.58%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.94%) Grunt
5 1 (0.65%) JIRA
General
1 19 (12.26%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.45%) Electronics
3 8 (5.16%) Marketing
4 6 (3.87%) Finance
5 4 (2.58%) Automotive
5 4 (2.58%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.58%) Publishing
6 3 (1.94%) Law
7 2 (1.29%) Military
8 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.65%) Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (43.87%) Network Engineer
2 26 (16.77%) Senior Network Engineer
3 15 (9.68%) Architect
4 13 (8.39%) IP Architect
5 9 (5.81%) IT Engineer
6 8 (5.16%) Ethical Hacker
6 8 (5.16%) Penetration Tester
6 8 (5.16%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 8 (5.16%) Site Engineer
6 8 (5.16%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 8 (5.16%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (5.16%) Tester
7 7 (4.52%) Network Architect
7 7 (4.52%) Security Engineer
8 6 (3.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (3.87%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (3.23%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.87%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.58%) LDAP
2 4 (2.58%) Web Services
3 3 (1.94%) Node.js
4 2 (1.29%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 35 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 22 (14.19%) Public Cloud
3 17 (10.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 16 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (7.74%) PKI
6 11 (7.10%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.87%) Driving Licence
8 5 (3.23%) Clustering
9 4 (2.58%) Podcast
9 4 (2.58%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (1.29%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.65%) CESG
11 1 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.65%) Fibre Optics
11 1 (0.65%) Life Science
11 1 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 57 (36.77%) Linux
2 39 (25.16%) Windows
3 23 (14.84%) Windows Server
4 17 (10.97%) Unix
4 17 (10.97%) Windows 10
5 11 (7.10%) Mac OS
6 8 (5.16%) Ubuntu
6 8 (5.16%) Windows Server 2019
7 6 (3.87%) Mac OS X
7 6 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.23%) CentOS
9 1 (0.65%) Fedora
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.71%) Network Design
2 28 (18.06%) ITIL
3 24 (15.48%) Network Monitoring
4 23 (14.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (13.55%) Capacity Planning
6 20 (12.90%) Kalman Filter
7 18 (11.61%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (10.32%) Computer Science
9 15 (9.68%) Load Balancing
10 14 (9.03%) Information Security
10 14 (9.03%) Project Management
10 14 (9.03%) Security Monitoring
11 13 (8.39%) OWASP
11 13 (8.39%) SIEM
12 12 (7.74%) High Availability
12 12 (7.74%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 11 (7.10%) Network Virtualisation
13 11 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (7.10%) Process Improvement
13 11 (7.10%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.00%) Python
2 13 (8.39%) Bash Shell
3 8 (5.16%) PHP
4 7 (4.52%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.94%) Perl
6 2 (1.29%) C
6 2 (1.29%) Ruby
6 2 (1.29%) SQL
7 1 (0.65%) C++
7 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 74 (47.74%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (42.58%) CCNP
3 25 (16.13%) Security Cleared
4 19 (12.26%) SC Cleared
5 18 (11.61%) CCIE
6 16 (10.32%) CCNA
7 12 (7.74%) JNCIP
8 11 (7.10%) Degree
9 10 (6.45%) CCDP
9 10 (6.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (5.16%) CEPT
10 8 (5.16%) EC-Council LPT
10 8 (5.16%) GXPN
10 8 (5.16%) OSCE
10 8 (5.16%) OSWP
10 8 (5.16%) SANS
11 7 (4.52%) MCSE
11 7 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (3.87%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (3.87%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.81%) SLA
2 6 (3.87%) QA
3 3 (1.94%) GRC
3 3 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (14.19%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.97%) Docker
2 17 (10.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.45%) VMware NSX
4 8 (5.16%) FreeRADIUS
5 5 (3.23%) iptables
6 3 (1.94%) Firmware
7 2 (1.29%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.29%) NLBS
8 1 (0.65%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.65%) Snort
8 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (10.97%) Ansible
1 17 (10.97%) Terraform
2 16 (10.32%) FortiGate
3 15 (9.68%) Puppet
4 13 (8.39%) Grafana
5 10 (6.45%) Nagios
6 9 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (5.81%) ZABBIX
7 8 (5.16%) Kubernetes
7 8 (5.16%) Prometheus
8 6 (3.87%) WSUS
9 5 (3.23%) Icinga
9 5 (3.23%) Suricata
10 4 (2.58%) CASB
11 3 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
13 1 (0.65%) SCCM
13 1 (0.65%) SCSM
13 1 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 108 (69.68%) Cisco
2 36 (23.23%) Palo Alto
3 32 (20.65%) Juniper
4 25 (16.13%) Microsoft
5 21 (13.55%) VMware
6 20 (12.90%) F5
7 16 (10.32%) SolarWinds
8 15 (9.68%) Fortinet
9 10 (6.45%) Splunk
10 9 (5.81%) Aruba
11 8 (5.16%) CheckPoint
11 8 (5.16%) Oracle
12 6 (3.87%) Avaya
12 6 (3.87%) Meraki
12 6 (3.87%) Nokia
12 6 (3.87%) Riverbed
12 6 (3.87%) Sophos
12 6 (3.87%) ZyXEL
13 4 (2.58%) Google
13 4 (2.58%) Qualys